Project Summary England

 

By ‘economic case’ we mean whether an intervention is cost-effective and affordable, paying particular attention to the spread of costs and outcomes (across budgets, sectors or systems) and over different time periods. We sought to identify direct (immediate or longer-term) cashable and non-cashable savings to various public budgets, cashable and non-cashable savings to other stakeholders (e.g. to employers, people using services or families) and cost-effectiveness gains where there are no savings as such, but the additional costs are seen by decision-makers to be justified by the improved outcomes.